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Amanda's Bookshelf

I'm a culture junkie who works at a bookstore. Pop, high-brow, junk -- it's all good. I try and consume it all. I read tons, especially young adult fiction. I also love quirky, offbeat novels; cultural analysis; mythology; girly fiction; fantasy; screwball romantic comedies; books with extremely flawed characters, yet somehow you really empathize with them; nonlinear narratives and language play.

Currently reading

The Runaway King
Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Lost Girl
Sangu Mandanna
Another Little Piece
Kate Karyus Quinn
Caitlin Moran
There Is No Dog
Meg Rosoff
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
S.G. Browne
Emma Donoghue
Topics About Which I Know Nothing
Patrick Ness
The Little Friend
Donna Tartt

Prep: A Novel

Prep - Curtis Sittenfeld Set in a prep school, the book is told from the point of view of Lee, a scholarship student who feels isolated from those around her. Throughout the four years, you see how Lee gets on with her experience and how she tries to fit into her surroundings and how she deals with feeling so alienated from those around her. It's interesting since Lee is not a victim and not very sympathetic at times, but someone you could understand. I definitely recommend it.